How to Grow Aronia melanocarp Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Black Chokeberry

Black chokeberry

Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) photograph by Andrey Zharkikh.

Aronia melanocarpa Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Aronia melanocarpa
  • Common Name: Black chokeberry
  • Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 36 to 72
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 48 to 72
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Oval

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: low
  • Propagation: Seeds in autumn, softwood cuttings in early summer
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Birds
  • Tolerant of: Bogs
  • Best Garden Use: Screen, Specimen
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Entices birdlife to the garden, North American native, Naturalizing, Wetlands plant, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Aronia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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